Mora vs Morae - What's the difference?

mora | morae |


As a proper noun mora

is or mora can be .

As a noun morae is

(mora).

mora

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (Scottish law) A delay in bringing a claim.
  • (poetics) A unit used to measure lines and stanzas of poetry.
  • * 1918 , Elcanon Isaacs, “The Metrical Basis of Hebrew Poetry”, in The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures , volume 35, page 22:
  • In the quantitative meters in Sanskrit a heavy syllable is considered to be equal to two morae' and a light syllable equivalent to one ' mora .
  • (phonology) A unit of syllable weight used in phonology, by which stress, foot structure, or timing of utterance is determined in some languages (e.g. Japanese).
  • See also

    * syllable

    Derived terms

    * bimoraic * monomoraic * moraic * moraically * nonmoraic

    Etymology 2

    New Latin from a botanical name, perhaps from Tupi.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (botany) Any tree of the genus Mora of large South American trees.
  • * 1904 , W.H. Hudson, Green Mansions, A Romance of the Tropical Forest
  • At length, somewhere about the centre of the wood, she led me to an immense mora tree, growing almost isolated, covering with its shade a large space of ground entirely free from undergrowth.

    Etymology 3

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any fish of the genus Mora
  • # The common mora
  • Synonyms
    * (common mora) ribaldo, (goodly-eyed cod) (US), (googly-eyed cod) (NZ)

    Etymology 4

    Noun

    (-)
  • (finger-counting game)
  • Etymology 5

    From the (etyl) .

    Noun

    (morai)
  • An ancient Spartan military unit of about a sixth of the Spartan army, typically composed of hoplites.
  • morae

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • (mora)
  • Anagrams

    * * * ----

    mora

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (Scottish law) A delay in bringing a claim.
  • (poetics) A unit used to measure lines and stanzas of poetry.
  • * 1918 , Elcanon Isaacs, “The Metrical Basis of Hebrew Poetry”, in The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures , volume 35, page 22:
  • In the quantitative meters in Sanskrit a heavy syllable is considered to be equal to two morae' and a light syllable equivalent to one ' mora .
  • (phonology) A unit of syllable weight used in phonology, by which stress, foot structure, or timing of utterance is determined in some languages (e.g. Japanese).
  • See also

    * syllable

    Derived terms

    * bimoraic * monomoraic * moraic * moraically * nonmoraic

    Etymology 2

    New Latin from a botanical name, perhaps from Tupi.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (botany) Any tree of the genus Mora of large South American trees.
  • * 1904 , W.H. Hudson, Green Mansions, A Romance of the Tropical Forest
  • At length, somewhere about the centre of the wood, she led me to an immense mora tree, growing almost isolated, covering with its shade a large space of ground entirely free from undergrowth.

    Etymology 3

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any fish of the genus Mora
  • # The common mora
  • Synonyms
    * (common mora) ribaldo, (goodly-eyed cod) (US), (googly-eyed cod) (NZ)

    Etymology 4

    Noun

    (-)
  • (finger-counting game)
  • Etymology 5

    From the (etyl) .

    Noun

    (morai)
  • An ancient Spartan military unit of about a sixth of the Spartan army, typically composed of hoplites.